17 Wedding Updos Perfect for Long Hair

Keep Your Long Tresses out of the Way From Ceremony to Reception

Updated 09/29/17

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Brides, we're gonna call it: having long hair can be a blessing and a curse. While we love those hair-in-the-wind moments, but it can sometimes be a real pain combing and tugging through long strands. It's easy to run your hair through a flat iron or blower on a day-to-day basis, but when you're getting ready to walk down the aisle, plenty of factors come into play when deciding on your wedding day 'do. Will my hair end up all over my face? Will I inadvertently cover my gown's lace neckline? These are some of the many questions that will bother the heck out of you, but the answer is quite simple: opt for an updo!

Whether a sleek ponytail or low maintenance bun, a wedding updo will prevent your luxurious strands from flying all over the place and keep the attention on your wedding dress. Even better, you can add nearly any hair accessory to create a look that's all your own. Keep scrolling for 17 wedding updos we're loving right now.

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Dutch Braid

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This bride's chic dutch braid was the perfect option for her restaurant ceremony.

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Side-Swept Knot

Courtesy of Lisa Poggi

Level up a minimal side-swept knot with a jeweled hair accessory.

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Updo With a French Braid

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This bride opted for an updo to showcase her dress's floral detailing, but we can't stop staring at her peek-a-boo french braid.

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Simple Ponytail

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Bump up a simple ponytail by teasing strands at the crown of your head for some extra volume.

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Pearl Hair Comb

Courtesy of Katch Silva

A pearl-encrusted hair comb is no match for pesky flyaways.

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Milkmaid Braid

Courtesy of Katch Silva

A no-fuss milkmaid braid is a perfect fit for outdoor ceremonies. Add a bit of charm to the style with a small bloom.

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Floral-Infused Updo

Courtesy of Larissa Cleveland

A new twist on the conventional updo: weave florals and greenery in-between strands as you secure your hair.

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Loose Updo

Courtesy of Ang McCabe

After your updo is secured, loosen a few strands from the front to frame your face. No need to choose between a veil or flower crown—just do both!

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Classic Ponytail

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You need not show off a hair tie if it isn't part of your bridal look. After your pony is set, take a piece of hair from the bottom and work it around the tie, securing the last bit of remaining hair with a pin underneath the elastic.

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Hairpins as Accessories

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Your hairpins can totally double as accessories, like this bride's gold leaf pins.

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Alternative Braid

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As an alternative to a bridal braid, add simple twists to the sides of the hair and into your updo.

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Wavy Updo

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Show off your gown's detailed neckline by opting for a high or low updo. This bride's low maintenance waves are the perfect contrast to her otherwise chic look.

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Low Bun

Courtesy of Ross Oscar Knight

An open back dress and low bun are a match made in bridal heaven.

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White Rose Updo

Courtesy of Katch Silva

If you're a romantic bride, white roses make for the perfect hair accessory.

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Floral Updo

Courtesy of Myrtle & Moss

Boho brides will swoon over this floral creation.

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Sleek Ponytail

Courtesy of Red Aspen Photography

A sleek pony is always in style. For a distinguished look, tie a colored ribbon around strands (or over your hair tie), like this bride.

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Twisted Knot

Courtesy of Sara Lobla

A twisted knot is a boho brides dream. For definition, twist strands on each side as you work your way to the back of the hair.

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